Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers September Release . . Autumn Fun

Welcome to the MFP September Blog Hop! This month, we’ve added two new DT members and have shortened link lists! And…LOOK for a NEW LINK LIST TOMORROW!!!
We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released today: Autumn Fun, Broom Rides, Stinky Situation, and Thankful Mums and Pumpkins. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs TODAY. On Saturday, (September 11, 2010), a winner will be chosen from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for today. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day of the blog hop. You DO NOT have to comment every day. However, the more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!) If you miss a day, you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning!

I was so excited to try a bleaching technique with this stamp set, it was so easy it took almost no time at all. First I stamped the helicopters on brown paper. . . that's what we called them when I was a kid, I honestly don't know their official name . . . then I took a bit of bleach in a bowl, used my aquapainter and painted inside the stamped lines to bleach out the image inside the stamped area. The color came out amazingly well! Then I stamped some of the little oak leaves with gold craft ink and embossed them . . . this made a great background paper! I stamped the sentiment on the leaf image and cute it out, then just layered it on some complementary paper colors.

The images in this set lend themselves to this technique, you really need to give it a try! I also love the little squirrel in the set, but ran out of time to make anything with him for this release party, but I know many of the other design team members have, so have fun hopping and good luck!

9/7 TUESDAY: AUTUMN FUN
Mark’s Finest Papers - http://marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com

55 comments:

Liz Williams said...

Love your beautiful card. Love the browns.

Diane said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the colors of the cardstock and bleached areas.

Connie said...

Great rendition of those childhood "helicoptors"
Peggysue!
Love this!
Connie

Lagene said...

WOW I love your bleached card!!! It is really beautiful!!!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Great idea with the bleach (don't think to do that), and your card is STUNNING!

Lois said...

Love the bleaching! What a great way to use that technique.

Karen said...

beautiful project....

Diane Jaquay said...

What a beautiful and unique Autumn card! I just ordered this set and can't wait to get it :)

Claudine Poch said...

This is beautiful! Love the fall colors. I refer to them as helicopters also.

Markie's Mom said...

GORGEOUS! LOVE this technique!!!

Bunny said...

I think your technique rendered stunning results! Another layout and technique I'll have to try!

jovialjudi said...

Beautiful Peggysue! I really love the bleaching on this gorgeous card!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great job! Love the "helicopters" LOL

jdmommy said...

I love all the "noses" and great colors!!!

Vicky Gould said...

Great layout and use of this set. Sooo pretty!

Lynn McAuley said...

I love your gorgeous bleached seed pods!! What a remarkable beauty your autumn card is, Peggysue!

Rosemary said...

oh....WOW!! stunning, stunning card!!

the zuf (SCS) said...

This is fabulous!!!! LOVE how you bleached the helicopters (that's what I grew up calling them too!)~ looks amazing!!!

Emily Keaton said...

Cool bleach technique! I just love the awesome layout of your fantastic fall card :)

Theresa said...

I love your beautiful fall card. Great bleaching. TFS!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am seeing great texture in the papers you used. Looks super!

Mary said...

very pretty! love the "helicopters"...that's what we called 'em too!

Karen said...

The bleaching and embossing is just gorgeous. The recipient of this card will love it!

Janet said...

Love the layers!

Kimberly S said...

Wonderful colors, and what a great techinique! :)

Marlena M. said...

The colors are lush and beautiful. Great job!

Sharron said...

Stunning card and I love the effect you got with the bleaching technique!

tlgirl353 said...

oooh- I really like this card. I have been bleaching images this morning. The oak seeds turned out great. ( I just found out the name, since we called them helicopters too!)

Susan said...

Wow! Those seeds looked "real"!

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a beauty! TFS

Lindsey said...

Wow, this is beautiful!

ButterflyEars said...

I love the richness of the colors on your card. The bleached areas look so awesome and I really like the colors of your cs.

Janice M said...

Beautiful Fall card!!

Rhonda said...

Love the bleaching. Great card.

amyschmamy said...

Wow, those colors look so rich. Beautiful card.

Carol Dee said...

OMG, this is BEAUTIFUL !

SherylH said...

Wow -- the background paper using the helicoptors and bleach is fantastic. Wonderful card overall!

Sue D said...

We called them whirlybirds and they are perfect for the bleach technique--cool!

Tanya said...

So pretty! Another technique that I have not tried, I need to get on the ball, lol. Thanks so much for sharing.

Winnie and Patty said...

Peggysue--this is fantastic! Just love it. TFS

Brenda said...

Beautiful!!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is just fabulous with those bleached out whirlygigs/helicopters!
That makes just the most gorgeous background and your card is beautiful! I love how you captured the bright sunlight on the photograph which really adds to the fall theme!

Serena said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

redwasher1 said...

Your card is just stunning!!!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Love how you use the bleaching technique.

Erin K said...

I love the bleach look on this. Those seed things (we called them Helicopters when I was a kid) are so translucent and you really captured that.

imastampin said...

Wow, that is amazingly gorgeoeus!

Roxie said...

Very nice card design and use of images.

ButterflyEars said...

Both of these cards are super terrific.
I love your use of that eyepopping purple it's perfect for your Halloween cards.

Heather said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

an autumnal masterpiece...and we called them helicopters too....we split the 'seed' in half and mounted them on our noses....ah the innocence of yuoth...lol

Denise said...

Beautiful card! Very rich colors!
DeniseB

Ola said...

Your card is beautiful.... love the bleaching. And I'll I ever have known them as is helicopters also... so we'll say that's the official name, lol!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Virgo5 said...

Wow! This is beautiful, I love the natural feel!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Your card is beautiful. So natural looking. Love the bleached look.